Book & Movie Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Friends room. Everyone is welcome!

2018-2019 Schedule

October 30, 2018 - The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

November 27, 2018 - The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

December 18, 2018 - Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather

January 29, 2019 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

February 26, 2019 - Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

March 26, 2019 - ** Title Change ** American Dialogue: the Founders and Us by Joseph J Ellis

April 30, 2019 - The Children Act by Ian McEwan

May 21, 2019 - There There by Tommy Orange


If you have any questions, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    

EPL Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group. On the first Saturday of each month we meet at the Library at 2:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month. We watch the movie version together, and then comes the fun as we discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!

Start time: 2:00 pm

September 1, 2018 - 4:50 from Paddington  (Murder, She Said) by Agatha Christie

October 6, 2018 -Stardust by Neil Gaiman

November 3, 2018- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

December 1, 2018-  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

January 5, 2019 - Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard

February  2, 2019 - The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

April 6, 2019 - The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

May 4, 2019 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

June 1, 2019 - Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene



 EPL Classic Film Discussion Group

Our Classic Film Discussion Group will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.  

This film groups will be led by Librarian Samuel Rome, who is able to combine his love of film with his love of books.  Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company!  Everyone is welcome to join, no registration is needed.

Start time: 2:00 pm

September 15, 2018 - A Matter of Life and Death (1946, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

October 20, 2018 - A New Leaf (1971, directed by Elaine May)

November 17, 2018 - The Man in the White Suit (1947, directed by Alexander Mackendrick)

December 15, 2018 - The Shop Around the Corner (1940, directed by Ernst Lubitsch)

January 19, 2019 - The Killing (1956, directed by Stanley Kubrick)

February 16, 2019 - Touch of Evil (1958, directed by Orson Welles)

March 16, 2019 - Animal Crackers (1930, directed by Victor Heerman)

April 20, 2019 - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934, directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

May 18, 2019 - Sullivan's Travels (1941, directed by Preston Sturges)

June 15, 2019 - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, directed by Michael Curtiz)

Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet thlorna cookbook clube first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.


Start time: 6:30 pm

September 4, 2018 - The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! & The Pioneer Woman Cooks: DinnerTime by Ree DrummondIMG_4631

October 2, 2018 - One Pan Wonders by American's Test Kitchen & One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals by Martha Stewart

November 6, 2018 - The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer 

December 4, 2018 - All-Time Best Appetizers by America's Test Kitchen & BraveTart by Stella Parks

January 8, 2019 - The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Fannie Farmer

February 5, 2019 - Choose a recipe from the A to Z World Food Database

March 5, 2019 - Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joann Gaines with Marah Stets

April 2, 2019 - Milk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball

May 7, 2019 - Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten

June 4, 2019 - New England Invite: Fresh Feasts to Savor the Season by Kate Bowler


 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.great books feb 2017

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year.

February 19, 2019 - A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

March 19, 2019 - The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac

April 16, 2019 - Second Epilogue to War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy

May 28, 2019 - The Man Who Would Be Kind by Rudyard Kipling

June 18, 2019 - Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello


For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or  

Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.